from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A saltworks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An area used for saltmaking, especially in the East Anglian fenlands.
- n. A modern saltworks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A building or place where salt is made by boiling or by evaporation; salt works.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A salt-works; a building in which salt is made by boiling or evaporation; more especially, a plot of retentive land, laid out in pools and walks, where the sea-water is admitted to be evaporated by the heat of the sun's rays.
Old English sealtærn : sealt, salt; see salt + ærn, house.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)